THE SCARIEST MINUTE IN SPORTS? TRY CALLING A HORSE RACE.
THERE ARE A FEW THINGS IN LIFE THAT look easy but should never, ever be tried by amateurs. For instance: training circus bears, ski jumping and Madonna.
But when Santa Anita Park asked me if I'd like to try calling a horse race-for fun-ahead of the Nov. 6 Breeders' Cup World Championships there, I didn't think this was one of these things.
I was very wrong.
Before this, I loved race calls. Remember Chic Anderson's chilling 1973 Belmont call of Secretariat? "He is moving like ...
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